I hope when making their new year resolutions, the stewards of the UK's financial system - be that politicians or bankers, regulators or directors, actuaries or accountants - consulted the Emperor's New Clothes
and reminded themselves of the dangers of collective delusion.
This continual con trick is nothing new and nothing more than the story of the Emperor's New Clothes
served up in a new guise.
and the BBC's retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes
(or in this case the empress's) did just that.
The answer, it seems, is the Emperor's new clothes
Anyone who takes our current lawmaking process seriously has joined the ranks of those deluded folks who thought the emperor's new clothes
Then suddenly the emperor's new clothes
slipped away and the lack of inventive creativity became obvious; by contrast strange Dutch, Swiss, Austrian, Spanish or even foreign-born Londoners had been making some original pieces of architecture.
Like the fable of the Emperor's New Clothes
, no one wants to be the first to point out the problem.
But without (a good partner) you get to be like the emperor's new clothes
The Emperor's New Clothes
, at Newcastle Arts Centre, is an exploration into childhood memories, incorporating feelings of fear, hope and joy from an adult perspective.
I am reminded of the story of the Emperor's New Clothes
He told the same programme: "This sounds like the kind of sneering guardian of the emperor's new clothes
which, of course, Philip is part of.
Trimark plans at the end of February to release The Emperor's New Clothes
, an interactive children's storybook narrated by Charles Grodin.
Angela Carter points out that the story of the emperor's new clothes
would have a very different meaning "were the hero an Empress; the spectators would have thought she had done it on purpose, that now she was displaying her real, female authority.
At TEI, we regard ourselves as a modern-day Diogenes - the person who wandered up and down the shore with a lantern, looking for an honest man - or, more colloquially, as the kid in The Emperor's New Clothes
who says, "Hey, that guy with the crown is naked
There's more than a touch of The Emperor's New Clothes
about this impossibly convoluted, unbelievably pretentious French movie.